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The “Telltale Deck ‘o Cards” Project

posted by divisionten on - last edited by Jennifer - Viewed by 3.4K users

A small group of fanartists on the Sam and Max forum recently made a really awesome fanart calendar. But Telltale is so much more, and the forum members are also really diverse and talented. So why don’t we undertake something a bit bigger- like a full 54 card (A-K and two Jokers) deck of cards?

This is not intended for sale- just a fun fanart project for everyone to do!

So that we have some degree of order, here are…

DA RULES:

1. All cards are to be 750 pixels wide by 1050 tall. Essentially, a standard poker sized 2 ½ inch by 3 ½ inch card at 300 dpi. Please upload your finished card to an image-hosting site like Imageshack, and give us all a link.

Since there has been a little confusion- 72 dpi is what home printers and the internet use (and it's the default for Photoshop), but good commercial printers use 300 dpi- and that's usually the standard used by scanners and digital cameras, too. I picked the resolution I did so that regardless of whether you use inches or centimeters, and regardless of your grahic program's settings, we'll have uniformly sized cards.

2. One character, one card. So that we don’t end up with a deck half full of Nelson Tethers, once a character is claimed it’s out of the pool of options. However, characters that have more than one distinct model (human versus demon LeChuck come to mind, or Sam versus a doggleganger), may be treated as spearate characters.

3. Choosing a card: When choosing a card, name the card you’re doing and the character. If you’re doing a joker, pleae mention whether you want the red or black one. First posted, first served.

4. You have three weeks to finish once approved. If you’re not done, tell us that you’re still alive or something. If we haven’t heard from you, the card and character you picked go back into the pool for someone else to choose if they want.

5. Your card must contain the suit and number somewhere on its face. Where, or how large, is entirely up to you. Jokers can say “Joker” or have some other kind of indication without words, but must specify the color somewhere.

6. Other than the size of the card, and that it contains its number and suit, your card can look however you please so long as YOU MADE THE ART ON THE CARD. But don’t limit yourself to just drawing- a photograph of cosplay, a diorama, sculpture- anything goes! Be creative!

7. If you're done with your card and you'd like to make another, feel free..

LASTLY, 8. THIS IS NOT A CONTEST. This is a collaborative project for fun. If you want to participate, pleae do! Be creative, enjoy it, and if you follow rules 1-6, you’re set. There are no prizes, there are no awards. This is just a chance to make something really cool with your fellow forumites.

Below are the claimed cards and characters; this will be updated as things are taken (numbers with links have been completed).

CARDS:
Heart:
2 (dustindemon, Sexy Peepers)
3 (The Gentleman, Nelson Tethers)
4 (yoshiwam, Marquis de Singe)
5 (Jennifer, Theodore Dudebrough)
6 (Spadge, Satan)
7 (divisionten, Anemone)
8 (divisionten, Hidden People)
9 (yoshiwam, Sister Agnes)
10 (Light, Trixie Trotter)
J (Silly Stell, Noir Sam)
Q (Falanca, Morgan LeFlay)
K (Spinky, Senor Cardgage)
A (lombre, Charlie Ho-Tep)

Spade:
2 (Jennifer, The Great Red Dragon)
3 (Klatuu, Murray)
4
5 (prizna, Randal Scruffman)
6
7
8 (Weeberjake, Einstein)
9
10 (Jennifer, Tycho)
J
Q (light-rises, Dr. Momma Bosco)
K (SunnyGuy, Sameth)
A (Jennifer, Perducci)

Diamond:
2 (Vainamoinen, Baby Amelia Earhart)
3 (Jennifer, Gil Grissom)
4 (GuruGuru214, the COPS)
5 (Spadge, Flycatcher)
6 (Jennifer, Lennie Briscoe)
7 (lombre, Larry Palaroncini)
8 (Jennifer, Hector)
9
10 (Jennifer, Gromit)
J (Spinky, Raptor)
Q (SecretFawful, Elaine Marley-Threepwood)
K
A (The Highway, Treasure Crab)

Club:
2 (Secret Fawful, Rick Grimes)
3 (TyrannusMaximus, Narrator)
4
5
6
7
8 (Falanca, Young Emmett)
9
10
J (Jennifer, Sal)
Q (Vainamoinen, Sybil Lincoln-Pandemik)
K
A (Klatuu, GLaDOS)

Jokers:
Red (rubygloommel, Max)
Black (Hayley the Hedgie, Sam)

Back Cover:

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    Jennifer Moderator

    I updated my King Graham card (full size), because I wasn't happy with the double sided king style:

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    The links are still the same, so the first page of this topic can stay the same. :) You might want to update your backup though GuruGuru214.

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    divisionten Moderator

    I'm going to redo Anemone, Vainamoinen. Over spring break, hopefully.

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    Jennifer Moderator

    Well, I got my cake all done, so here it is in card form (it's The Great Red Dragon from Bone in case anyone missed my post announcing my intent to make a new card):

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    The full image is at My deviantArt page.

    I'm going to sit out for a while and let others make cards, since I'm now the person with the most cards and that's not right since there's so many better artists on this forum than me. I'll pop in and make a new card in a few months if this deck's not done by then though. :D

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    Jennifer Moderator

    I said I'd pop in in a few months, and here I am (a week early). Here's another card:

    Theodore Dudebrough from Telltale Texas Hold'em on the 5 of hearts (full size is here):

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    Hopefully this post will give the project another jolt in the arm, as I'd love to see it finished some day. :)

  • Wow! This thread! I totally forgot this existed. Also, why is there no Winslow here?

    If nobody calls it, I might have to do so for the Jack of Clubs and horrify everyone with my horrible pen on lined paper artwork. And nobody wants that. (though actually, I just doodled one that doesn't look horribly awful except for the fact it's got a scribbled out start of another sketch right in the middle!)

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    Winslow deserves better!

    (I also suck at hands.)

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    Jennifer Moderator

    I've been trying to do cards of the neglected franchises. So, out of curiosity, I went through and tried to find which ones have been done and which ones haven't yet.

    Done
    Telltale Texas Hold'Em
    Bone
    CSI
    Sam & Max
    Strong Bad
    Monkey Island
    Puzzle Agent
    Back to the Future
    Jurassic Park
    Law & Order
    The Walking Dead
    Fables
    King's Quest

    Not Done Yet
    Wallace & Gromit
    Hector
    Tycho & The Heavy

    @Alcoremortis said: Wow! This thread! I totally forgot this existed. Also, why is there no Winslow here?

    If nobody calls it, I might have to do so for the Jack of Clubs and horrify everyone with my horrible pen on lined paper artwork. And nobody wants that. (though actually, I just doodled one that doesn't look horribly awful except for the fact it's got a scribbled out start of another sketch right in the middle!)
    I want that! Your sketch looks great. :)

    Do a Winslow card!

    The more the merrier! :D

    Edit: And another card for another series I doubt anyone else would do ;) (but I like Briscoe, and Jerry Orbach (still sad he passed away :() so I'm happy to do it :)): Lennie Briscoe from Law & Order on 6 of Diamonds (full size is here):

    briscoecardsmall.png

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    Jennifer Moderator

    I was discussing the Lennie Briscoe card with my mom, and I agree with her that it doesn't look like Jerry Orbach, but it does look like Telltale's Lennie Briscoe.

    So, I need advice. Should the card be Lennie Briscoe, like he was in Legacies (left), or Lennie Briscoe looking more like Jerry Orbach [but still in the style of Legacies] (right).

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